Computer Science

Vinayak Tanksale

Instructor

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RB 373   Phone: 765-285-2962  

Department of Computer Science
Robert Bell Building (RB), room 455
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Education
M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2001
B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Toledo, 1999

Awards

First Runner-up in the 2009 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge
Considered for a National Emmy Award Nomination, June 2006 
Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching. Purdue University. 2000 – 2001
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 2000 - 2001
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 1999 - 2000

Bio

  • iMedia– Inter-disciplinary project to develop interactive television and smart phone interfaces for delivering news, sports, entertainment, weather, and advertising information
  • Recipient of six Ball State Emerging Media Innovation Grants (http://emergingmediainitiative.com/emerging-media-innovation-grants/)  
    o Remote Elderly Monitoring System with Robert Yadon (Information and Communication Sciences) and Jane Ellery(Gerontology)
    o Interactive C-SPAN with Brandon Waite (Political Science)
    o Personal Residential Automation Network Kit with Mahesh Senagala (Architecture)
    o Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based location detection system with Paul Buis (Computer Science)
    o Educational Games for iPhone with Jay Bagga (Computer Science)
    o iMedia (listed above)
  •  Developed a multi-touch Microsoft Surface interface to showcase history of Ball State University using maps and photographs
  • Developed SMS based weather forecast and severe weather notification system
  • Lead software developer on the university’s Viewing+ Initiative (industry supported design, development, and research of interactive television applications) (http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/CMD/InsightandResearch/Capabilities/ViewingPlus.aspx)
  • Center for Media Design Faculty Fellow
  • Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) grants
    o Software Vulnerability Assessment for the US Army Research Lab
    o Integrated Virtual Collaboration Environment for Rockwell Collins
    o Designs Metrics for Ontario Systems
  • Developed a comprehensive web based management system for the Nielsen CRE funded Video Consumer Mapping Study
  • Recipient of Discovery grant to develop the digital forensics course that is now an integral part of the Criminal Justice department’s Digital Forensics minor

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Course Schedule
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    Introduction to Comp
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    104
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    0800-0915
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    RB 355
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    Introduction to Comp
    No.
    104
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    0800-0850
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    RB 104
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    Introduction to Comp
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    104
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    1230-1345
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    RB 355
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    Introduction to Comp
    No.
    104
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    1B
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    0800-0850
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    RB 104
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    Intro to Computer Se
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    203
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    800
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    Forensics
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    249
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    0800-0915
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    RB 356
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    Forensics
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    249
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    1400-1450
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    RB 107
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    Forensics
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    249
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    1100-1215
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    RB 356
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    Forensics
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    249
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    1400-1450
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    RB 107
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    Local and Wide Area
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    300
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    820
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    Web Programming
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    310
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    800
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    Operating Systems
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    376
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    800
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    Multitier Web Archit
    No.
    397
    Section
    1
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    1830-2110
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    TC 414
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    Multitier Web Archit
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    397
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    1830-2110
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    RB 104
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    Multitier Web Archit
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    597
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    2
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    1830-2110
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    RB 104
Department of Computer Science
Robert Bell Building (RB), room 455
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8641
Fax: 765-285-2614